Obituaries

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Fred W. Davis Jr.

Fred Warren Davis Jr. went to Heaven on Jan. 30, 2017, at the age of 81. Fred was born in La Pryor on April 20, 1935. He was the oldest of four children. Freddie, as he was known to friends and family, grew up in the Uvalde, Texas area on ranches his father managed. His life was filled with working around and in the wool industry. Fred graduated from Uvalde High School in 1953, spent a short time at Schreiner University and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956. He was stationed in Roda, Spain, ran with the bulls in Pamplona (twice!), and served his country well. It was while he was in Spain that he met Maria Vila Davis and married. They returned to Texas after his father’s death to be closer to his mother and their two girls, Grace and Carolyn, were born in Uvalde. The family moved to San Marcos in the early 1970s when Fred took a management position with Bolman Industries, one of three wool scouring plants in the world.

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Larry B. Corder

Larry Ben Corder, 79, of Sequim, Washington, died on Jan. 16, 2017. He was born Feb. 27, 1937 in Camp Wood to Sybil Hamrick (Bland) and John Lamar Corder. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1955, and went on to graduate from Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Sequim, Washington. Also surviving him are his daughter Johnna Corder Beltran and husband, Louie, of Uvalde; son Jerald Corder and wife, Lisa, of Austin; daughter Lauren Corder of St Louis, Missouri; sister Blanche Bland Pape of New Braunfels, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Pete Bland; and grandparents Ben and Mamie Hamrick. Family and friends would say he was one of the most talented musicians they have known. No services have been planned.

THE PRECEDING IS A PAID OBITUARY.

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02
Feb

Duke E. Greer

Duke Elvis Greer, 88, of Uvalde died on Jan. 26, 2017, in Uvalde.

He was born on March 22, 1928, in Camp Wood to Carrie Belle (Jernigan) and Walter Lee ‘’Jack’’ Greer.

He married Jane Flowers on May 29, 1948, in Uvalde.

The family says he worked as a transport truck driver for over 40 years and earned numerous safe-driving awards; and he was last employed by JD Ward and Sons Inc. of Uvalde.

He is survived by three daughters, Dru Ann Spring and husband, Doug, of Uvalde, Sharon McKenney and husband, Ross, of Colleyville, and Susan Thompson of La Marque; six grandchildren, Jon Welch and companion, Scott Moon, Allen Burks, Christopher McKenney, Douglas Spring Jr., Ryan Spring and wife, Sarah, and Reagan King, and husband, Josh; two great-grandsons, Easton King and Sutton King; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years; parents; two sisters; and four brothers.

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Feb

Herman D. Herrington

Herman Darrel Herrington, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, left this world on Jan. 28, 2017, at the age of 88 to join the heavenly angel band of teachers, fishermen and hunters.

Herman, better known to his family as “Sonny Boy,” was born on Oct. 29, 1928, to Herman Otis Herrington and Mary Lucille Coble Herrington in Laredo.

His parents moved to Rockport when he was young and it was there, fishing the bays and the gulf with his father and brothers, that he developed his love of fishing. While Baffin Bay was his favorite fishing hole, he was known to drop a hook in any pond of water. The family moved to Alice where he graduated from William Adams High School. When medical deferment prevented his enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, he enrolled in Texas A&I, graduating with a degree in agricultural science education.

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Jan

Aubrey F. Robinson

Aubrey Franklin Robinson, 89, of Uvalde died on Jan. 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Concan Cemetery. Paul Stephens will officiate. He was born on Dec. 3, 1927, in Sabinal to Ina (Caddel) and Benjamin Franklin Robinson. He grew up in Concan, where the family says he loved residing. He is survived by his wife, Sally Robinson of Uvalde; three sons, Harry Robinson and wife, Cindy, of Cleburne, John Robinson and wife, Polly, of Boerne, and Brian Robinson and wife, Brenda, of Castle Rock, Colorado; and three grandchildren, Kelsey Robinson, Will Robinson, and Austin Robinson. Robinson was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Dorothy Pike.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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29
Jan

Ellen B. Richter

Ellen Beatrice “Bea” Franke Richter, 94, of Hondo, died on Jan. 25, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 30, 1922, in Uvalde to Alma Elfriede (Wiederanders) and Herman August Franke. She grew up on a ranch near Uvalde during the Great Depression. She lived in San Antonio and worked as a nurse until 1961. She received an Associate degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, then trained to be a registered nurse at John Sealy Hospital Training School for Nursing in Galveston in 1944. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps for fourteen months. She then received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing education from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and a Master’s degree in nursing education and hospital administration from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She worked as director of nursing service at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio.

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Jan

W.A. Morris

W.A. Morris, 77, of Mathis died on Jan. 25, 2017, in Mathis. He was born on Feb. 15, 1939, in Uvalde to Mattie W. (Routt) and Willie Clarence Morris. He married Adel Harrod on Dec. 26, 1978, in Dimmit. He was preceded in death by his wife, and his parents. He is survived by one daughter, Sherie Anderson and husband, Eric, of Houston; two sons, Austin Morris and wife, Stephanie, and Jay Morris and wife, Monica; two stepdaughters, Laura McFatter and husband, David, all of Orange Grove, and Carolyn Bomer of Sabinal; one brother-in-law, Clarence Harrod of Crystal City; two sisters, Idell Scheafer and Hattie Gladish, both of New Mexico; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are pending with Dobie Funeral Home of Mathis.

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Jan

Sylvia R. Griffin

Sylvia Rosalyn Griffin, 93, of La Vernia, died on Jan. 20, 2017, at Country Care Manor in La Vernia. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Feb. 11, 2017, at 2 p.m at North Shore United Methodist Church in Canyon Lake. She was born on July 7, 1924, in a Methodist parsonage in Wright City, Missouri, to Olga Rose (Jordan) and the Rev. Wesley Otto Schulze. She spent the first seven years of her life in Missouri as her father ministered at several Methodist churches. The family moved to San Antonio in October of 1931. They lived there for six years before moving to Austin, where she graduated from Austin High School in 1941. She married Carroll Smith on Dec. 24, 1943, in Austin. He was killed in World War II when his plane was shot down over northern Italy on Oct. 21, 1944. According to the family, a strong bond continued with in-laws, Mollie and Carroll Smith, throughout the rest of their lives. She married Lee Griffin on Jan. 20, 1946, in Portland.

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Mary L. Greer

Mary Louise Greer, 88, of Uvalde died on Jan. 21, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. She was born on Oct. 13, 1928, in Uvalde to Louise (Taylor) and William Flowers. She is survived by one sister, Doris Bullock of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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Jan

Duke E. Greer

Duke Elvis Greer, 88, of Uvalde died on Jan. 26, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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